Eduard-Job-Foundation for Thermo- and Matterdynamics

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A recent opportunity to meet us and discuss the new didactic concept with us was at the following conference:


July 2017

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ChemEd 2017 Conference from 23th to 27th July 2017 in Brookings (SD) / USA

Dr. Regina Rüffler was selected as one of the “TOP 3 Finalists” of the “So You Think You Can Demo” video contest because of her video „The Fascinating World of Oscillations in Chemistry“. She won the first prize for her presentation live on stage during the opening ceremony of the conference. Additionally, Dr. Regina Rüffler gave the experimental lecture “Teaching Entropy with Fun”. The contribution attracted wide interest and was also commented on twitter (i.a. „Regina Rueffler just blew minds with talk on entropy. Made it easier to understand if discussed as the whole system #ChemEd17 Talk to her!”).


May 2017

Submission of the video “The Fascinating World of Oscillations in Chemistry” to the “So You Think You Can Demo” contest on occasion of the ChemEd 2017 conference


September 2016

A first review about the textbook “Physical Chemistry from a Different Angle” was published in Choice, the journal of the “American Library Association”:

“Strengths of the work are its focus on entropy and chemical potential; the promotion of an intuitive, insightful internalization of concepts; and a strong emphasis on experiments illustrating concepts through sketches and videos … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (A. Viste, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), p. 1497)


August 2016

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International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT) 2016 from 21st to 26th August 2016 in Guilin / China

At the conference Dr. Regina Rüffler gave the experimental lecture “Teaching Entropy—An Alternative Approach” and presented the poster “Entropy—Viewed Through the “Glasses” of Demonstration Experiments” together with the corresponding video presentation. Both contributions were very well received and led to lively discussions. Especially the numerous demonstration experiments aroused great interest.

In preparation for the conference ten new instructions of demonstration experiments concerning the topic “entropy” were completed and four new videos were made.


January 2016

Publication of the textbook “Physical Chemistry from a Different Angle” by Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-15666-8)


July 2015

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ChemEd 2015 Conference from 28th July to 1st August 2015 in Kennesaw / USA
At the conference Dr. Regina Rüffler gave the experimental lecture “Genie of Catalysis”. During the exhibition on occasion of the conference the textbook “Physical Chemistry from a Different Angle” which will be published in fall 2015 was presented. Additionally, Dr. Regina Rüffler participated at the contestSo you think you can demo with the video “Forgetful Barkeeper—Chemical Magic“. She was selected as one of the “TOP 3 Finalists” and competed live on stage. 


July 2014

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International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT) 2014 from 28th July to 1st August 2014 in Durban / South Africa
Dr. Regina Rüffler presented the experimental lecture “Applying Chemical Potential—Mixtures in Focus” and the poster “Chemical Thermodynamics—Viewed Through the “Glasses” of Demonstration Experiments” together with the video presentation “Chemical Potential in Experiments.” Both contributions aroused great interest and led to lively discussions.


July 2013

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ChemEd 2013 Conference from 28th July to 1st August 2013 in Waterloo / Canada
Dr. Regina Rüffler gave the experimental lecture “Chemical Potential in Focus—Osmosis and more”. Additionally, she participated at the contest “So you think you can demo” with the video “What a Duck Can Teach Us About Thermodynamics“. She was selected as one of the “TOP 3 Finalists” and competed live on stage.


August 2012

International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT) 2012 from 5th to 10th August 2012 in Búzios / Brazil as well as presentations at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Campinas / Brazil and at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá / Colombia

At the conference, Dr. Regina Rüffler gave the the experimental lecture “Chemical Potential in Focus—Flow of Substances and its Consequences” which focuses on the application of chemical potential on the field of colligative phenomena such as osmosis and presented the poster “Chemical Potential—Important Key to the Understanding of Chemical Thermodynamics“ together with the video presentation “Chemical Potential in Experiments”.

Subsequently, she visited the Universidade Estadual de Campinas and gave there the presentation “Teaching Thermodynamics–Chemical Potential from the Beginning.”

Finally, the experimental lecture “Chemical Potential in Focus” was given at the Departamento de Física of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia with which a close collaboration exists. The lecture received high approval.


September 2011

40 Years Job GmbH - 10 Years Job Foundation
The Job GmbH in Ahrensburg was established in 1971 by Dipl.-Ing. Eduard J. Job. The company is today a world market leader for thermal glass bulbs for sprinkler. The members and friends of the Job foundation sincerely congratulate on its 40th anniversary. The Job foundation itself was founded by Eduard J. Job in the beginning of 2002. It can therefore look back on nearly 10 years of successful activity in the field of improving the teaching of chemistry and physics at schools and universities.


October 2010

The textbook "Physical Chemistry - An Introduction with New Concept and Numerous Experiments" (in German) was published by Vieweg+Teubner, Wiesbaden on October 14, 2010 (ISBN 978-3-8351-0040-4).

Also in October the Chinese version of the book "A New Concept of Thermodynamics" was published by the East China University of Science and Technology Press (ISBN 978-7-5628-2719-1).


September 2010

In April 2010 our website was visited at the first time more than twenty thousand times in a month. We would like to sincerely thank all users for their continous interest.


August 2010

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21st International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE) from 8th to 13th August in Taipei / Taiwan
At the conference the experimental lecture "Chemical Potential in Focus - Flow of Substances and its Consequences" was given and the poster presentation "Chemical Potential - Key in Dealing with Physicochemical Problems" together with the video presentation "Chemical Potential in Experiments" was shown. Both contributions aroused great interest and led to lively discussions.

In August also a week-long seminar for Chinese physics teachers took place in Shanghai. The teachers were prepared for the adoption of the "Karlsruhe Physics Course" in the coming school year.


Juli 2010

Chapter 11 "Flow of Substances" of the textbook "Physical Chemistry - An Introduction with New Concept and Numerous Experiments" discussing diffusion and colligative phenomena and the instructions of corresponding demonstration experiments are now translated into English.


May 2010

The "Karlsruhe Physics Course" was presented at the Forum on Teaching and Textbook of University" which took place from 21th to 23th May 2010 in Beijing.


February 2010

Participation at the APS/AAPT Joint Meeting (American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers), Washington DC (USA), February 13-17, 2010 (lecture and poster).


January 2010

The "Karlsruhe Physics Course" for Senior Secondary School in Chinese language is now available at the Shanghai Educational Publishing House.


October 2009

Visit of a second Chinese delegation from October 12 to October 17, 2009 for a round table discussion with the KPK group (Karlsruhe Physics Course) in Karlsruhe:
Mr. Lu Bohong (Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Deputy Director of the Teaching and Research Section), Mr. Bao Nanlin (President of the Shanghai Education Publishing House), Mrs. Tang Qingxiu (Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Physics Teaching Researcher of the Teaching and Research Section), Mr. Wang Tiehua (Deputy Headmaster of the Highschool attached to the Jiaoutong University, Special-grade Senior Teacher in Physics), Mr. Wang Yang (Headmaster of No. 2 Shanghai Caoyang High School, Senior Teacher in Physics), Mr. Wang Hong (Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Chief Staff of the Teaching and Research Section). more...

Presentation of the Chinese version of the "Karlsruhe Physics Course" (for Junior Secondary School) at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14 - 18, 2009, Century Publishing Group, hall 4.2, stand 411)


July 2009

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International Congress of Science Education, July 15-18, 2009, Cartagena de Indias and lecture at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, July 23, 2009, Bogotá
At the congress the oral presentation "Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept" together with video presentation "Chemical Potential in Experiments" was shown. Both contributions aroused great interest and led to lively discussions.
Subsequently, the lecture "Teaching Thermodynamics: Chemical Potential from the Beginning" (with a focus on the application spectrum in physics) was given at the Departamento de Física of the Universidad Nacional with which a close collaboration exists. The lecture received high approval.


April 2009

A Chinese delegation visited Karlsruhe from April 21 to April 28, 2009 for a round table discussion with the KPK group (Karlsruhe Physics Course):
Mr. Ning Yanfeng (Associate Senior Editor of the Shanghai Educational Publishing House), Prof. Dr. Wu Guobin  (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology), Mr. Fang Honghui (Editor in Chief of the Chnese Karlsruhe Physics Course).


August 2008

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Poster prize awarded to Dr. Rüffler

20th International Conference on Chemical Education, August 3-8, 2008, Pointe aux Piments / Mauritius
In the run-up to the conference the first "Virtual Conference on Chemical Education" took place from 1st to 25th July 2008. The Job foundation participated with two contributions: "Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept" and "Chemical Potential from the Beginning." 375 participants from 44 countries lively discussed all contributions.

At the conference itself the oral presentation "Chemical Potential from the Beginning" was given and the poster presentation "Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept" together with the video presentation "Chemical Potential in Experiments" was shown. Both contributions led to lively discussions. The poster also won a prize during the "closing ceremony" of the conference.


June 2008

Chapter 2 ("Electrical Systems") and Chapter 3 ("Heat, Fluids, and radiation") of the virtual learning environment for „Physics as a Systems Science“ have been implemented in analogy to Chapter 1.


January 2008

The Chinese version of the Karlsruhe Physics Course will be tested at 11 Shanghai middle schools. In addition, the SEPH (Shanghai Educational Publishing House) has distributed about 2400 textbooks to 875 other middle schools in Shanghai.


December 2007

Prof. Hans U. Fuchs of the Zurich University of Applied Science develops at the moment together with Prof. George Ecoffey and Dipl.-Ing. Edy Schütz an extensive virtual learning environment for „Physics as a Systems Science“, a project supported by the Job Foundation. The main structure of the Web version and the first chapter „Storage und Flow of Fluids“ that are now available on the internet give an excellent first impression of the entire project.


November 2007

The Chinese version of the homepage is now available.


October 2007

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from left to right: Yan Feng Ning (SEPH), Bao Nanlin, Xu Dianfang, Eduard Job, Friedrich Herrmann, Wade Sha.

The school book series "The Karlsruhe Physics Course" (for Junior Secondary School) in Chinese (translation sponsored by the Job foundation) was presented on October 14, 2007 in Shanghai during a ceremonial act under the patronage of the China Educational  Ministry. Participants were the Deputy Director of the Teaching Research Section of the Shanghai Municipal Educational Commission  Xu Dianfang, the director of the Shanghai Educational Publishing House (SEPH) Bao Nanling, Prof. Friedrich Herrmann (Department of Didactics of Physics of the University of Karlsruhe), Eduard Job, the founder of the Job foundation and numerous representatives of authorities and schools.


August 2007

During the 41st IUPAC World Chemistry Congress (August 5-11, 2007, Torino / Italy) the symposium "Chemical Potential: A Quantity in Search of Recognition" sponsored by the Job foundation took place. Additionally, the posters "Chemical Potential in Kinetics", "An Elementary Approach to Quantum Statistical Problems", "The Avogadro´s Constant and the Elementary Portion of any Substance" and "The Archimedian Reaction" were presented.


Juli 2007

The videos "Iron(III) Thiocyanate Equilibrium", "Drinking Duck" and "Annealing of Silver Oxide" are ready and can be found in the redesigned section Materials/Experiments.
Also four chapters of the lecture notes "Physical Chemistry - An Introduction with new Concept and numerous experiments" are now available (see Materials/Lecture Notes).


April 2007

An Italian version of the homepage is now available.


November 2006

The Spanish version of the homepage is now available.


August 2006

Participation at the conference Thermo International 2006, July 30 – August 4, 2006, Boulder, Colorado / USA with an oral ("Teaching Thermodynamics: Chemical Potential from the Beginning") and a poster presentation ("Teaching Thermodynamics - A New Concept").


Juli 2006

The video films to the demonstration experiments „Carbide Lamp”, “Ammonia Fountain” and “Boiling by Cooling” are ready and can be found under Materials/Experiments.